November 2002                                                                                                                             Newsletter No. 60


"The Lamb will conquer them, for he is the Lord of lords and the King of Kings; victorious, too, will be his followers-the ones who were called the chosen and the faithful!" (Rev 17:14).  From the throne of the Lamb flowed "the river of life-giving water, clear as crystal" . . . Trees grew on either side of the river "their leaves serve as medicine for the nations"  (Rev 22:1-3).

"In the midst of this world, which today presents such a sharp contrast to 'the Peace of Christ in the Reign of Christ,' the Church and her faithful are in times and in years of trial such as have rarely been known in her history of struggle and suffering.  But in such times especially, he who remains firm in his faith and strong at heart knows that Christ the King is never so near as in the hour of trial, which is the hour of fidelity . . . Pray, then, venerable brethren, pray without ceasing; pray especially when you offer the Divine Sacrifice of Love.  Do you, too, pray, whose courageous profession of Faith entails today, hard, painful, and not rarely heroic sacrifices; pray, you suffering and agonizing members of the Church, when Jesus comes to console and to heal your pains . . . that He in His mercy may shorten the days of trial . . . And you, white legions of children, who are so loved and dear to Jesus, when you receive in Holy Communion the Bread of Life, raise up your simple and innocent prayers and unite them with those of the Universal Church."  (Written by Pope Pius XI. During his papacy great turmoil existed in the world.  He asked everyone to return to Christ through Mass, Adoration, and the Rosary, for peace on earth).

"Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches, wisdom and strength, honor and glory and praise!" (Rev 5:12).  Jesus our Eucharist King, the Divine Sacrifice of Love, is The Lamb referred to in Scripture.  He alone deserves our Perpetual  Adoration and thanksgiving!  When Jesus in the Eucharist is lifted up and adored worldwide He will heal all nations!  Start Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in your parish today!

"Adore and praise the immense love Jesus has for you in this Sacrament of Himself.  In order not to leave you a lonely orphan in this land of exile and misery, He comes from heaven for you personally, to offer you companionship and consolation.  Thank Him therefore with all your love and all your strength; thank Him in union with all the saints . . . .  Pour out your whole soul in thanksgiving to this good Jesus!  Thank the Holy Spirit for having reincarnated Him on the altar through the ministry of the priest, and that for you personally.  Call upon heaven and earth, angels and men, to help you thank, bless, and exalt so much love for you."  (St. Peter Julian Eymard)  Pray for Priests!

PRAYER TO CHRIST THE KING

Christ Jesus,  Eucharistic King, Lamb of God, I acknowledge You as Redeemer and Ruler of the Universe. The sun, moon and stars, the entire heavens and earth, all that ever was or ever will be, were created for You.  I rededicate my life to serving You, Your people and Your Church.  Nourished by Your Eucharistic Love,  I will faithfully pray and work to help bring about Your Victory, Eucharistic Reign and Kingdom of peace on earth!

O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine, all Praise and all Thanksgiving be every moment Thine! Amen.

Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for Gods mercy on us and on the whole world!

All Saints Day--November 1
"Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament has been the fervent devotion of the Saints. Their adoration lasted hours and hours, sometimes whole days or nights. There 'at Jesus' feet' like Mary of Bethany (Luke 10:39), keeping Him fond and intimate company, absorbed in contemplating Him, they surrendered their hearts in a pure and fragrant offering of adoring love. (Fr. Stefano Manelli, OFM)

All Souls Day--November 2
"We are reminded of Martha and Mary accompanying Jesus to the tomb of their brother Lazarus.  The words of Martha, 'I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day' (John 11:24), echo in our souls as we pray and grieve for our beloved dead.  I think that praying for the dead is one of the healthiest things we can do when we feel that death has robbed us of their presence . . . And in what better place could we pray for the dead than before the Eucharist, where we can experience Our Blessed Savior Present?  If we pray in the presence of the Lord, are we not like Martha and Mary?  Are we not also like the Magdalene, who was grieving at the tomb when she first met the risen Christ?" (Praying in the Presence of Our Lord: For the Holy Souls)

St. Margaret of Scotland, wife, mother (1045-1093)--November 16 
Margaret, of England, reluctantly agreed to marry Malcolm III, King of Scotland, together they had eight children.  Margaret  loved Jesus Eucharistic!  As Queen she devoted herself to prayer, the sick, the poor, and social reform.With her love and virtue she won the hearts of all of Scotland.  Her husband and eldest son were killed in battle, and she died four days later.  She is patroness of large families, and those grieving the loss of a child.

Bl. Miguel Agustín Pro, Mexico, priest and martyr (1891-1927)--November 23
Bl. Miguel lived during a time of great Catholic persecution in Mexico.  He risked his life daily to bring the Mass and the Sacraments to people.  The day before his last arrest, Bl. Miguel was offering Mass in a home, with a few people.  Those who witnessed the Mass later reported that at the consecration, when he elevated the Sacred Host, a brilliant light encompassed his whole body. His face and hands shone brightly as he levitated.  The following day, Bl. Miguel was executed by a firing squad.  He held out his arms, to form a Cross, pardoned his executors and told them he would pray for them, as he held a Crucifix in one hand and a Rosary in the other.  His last words were "Viva Cristo Rey!"

St. Catherine Laboure, France, sister and mystic (1806-1876)--November 28
Catherine is the first Saint of modern times to have a vision of Christ as King, while at Eucharistic Adoration. Throughout her novitiate,  Catherine had the grace of seeing Our Lord present in the Blessed Sacrament at all times. When Our Lady appeared to her, with the request that everyone wear the Miraculous Medal, she said "Come to the foot of the altar. Here graces will be poured out upon all who ask for them with confidence and fervor. They will be bestowed upon the great and upon the small."

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